In this week’s episode of “Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak” Elaine Carroll (Very Mary Kate), Nate Dern (Friday Night Hot Chicks Mic), and Tim Martin (Airwolf) join Abra to create a world where Gilbert Gottfried and Sean Connery have a web series, Meryl Streep comes in from the cold, and a town’s love must be measured.
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Most celebrity impersonations are to comedy audiences what in-flight meals are to airline passengers, bland and predictable, yet almost satiating in their familiarity. What you’re consuming isn’t outstanding, but it’s known and, therefore tolerable — even a little bit good.
Robert DeNiro does make that scrunched up pensive face, and Vince Vaughn does talk really fast, and, oh, those eyebrow movements — that’s classic Nicholson.
When initially presented with a talented mimic, it’s hard not to be entertained. It’s true. But eventually that moment of recognition that draws us to well-executed impressions loses its allure. The celebrities imitated are the ones with the most cartoonish voices, cadences, and physical [...]
Elaine Carroll's wonderful Very Mary Kate web series, in which she plays one half of the Olsen twins and sometimes both halves, is back after a four month hiatus. Even better? It's moved to CollegeHumor, where it's kicking off a four-month, twice-a-week run of new episodes.